If you are interested in studying for a PhD in Public Health & Health Policy, the first thing you need to do is to find out if there’s a supervisor available to oversee your studies.
The other key element is your research proposal. You can find guidelines on writing proposals here.
Normally, a Masters degree from a recognised academic institution and at least one year of full-time experience (or equivalent) in a professional field with an educational dimension.
When applying, you will be asked to upload:
- Your research proposal
- Scans of degree certificates/transcripts
- Two academic reference letters (If it would be easier for you, you can ask your referees to send their letters direct to email@example.com placing your name and the word "reference" in the subject line)
- Confirmation of funding
If you are an international applicant and don’t have a Masters degree from a UK University (or a University where the primary medium of instruction is English), you will also be required to provide IELTS certificate (overall band score of 6.5 with no individual test score below 5.5)
Most PhD students start in October, so they move forward as one cohort, but you can start at any time of year (people often have to defer until they find funding.) Keep an eye on our funding databases (postgraduate research opportunities and university scholarships) for any forthcoming Strathclyde research studentship opportunities.
Accepting an offer
When you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
UK or EU students
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.